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« Last post by Jagard Strong on October 11, 2019, 09:20:50 PM »
Edmonton (CZEG) / CZEG Sector File Update
« Last post by Owen Kane on October 11, 2019, 05:12:27 PM »
CZEG Controllers please use the following link to obtain an update to the latest CZEG Sector. If you have any questions contact Gustavo Aguilar or Owen Kane. This is a ZIP File update only for existing CZEG Euroscope Installations. As usual copy and paste into your CZEG_ES_Files directory.

The full version will be available on the website over the weekend.

Update Files Only -
News / Required information/training on the Audio for VATSIM release on Monday
« Last post by Jeff McMillan on October 10, 2019, 06:50:31 PM »
Good Afternoon,

VATSIM is delighted to announce that Audio for VATSIM, our brand new voice technology, will launch on Monday 14th October 2019. This is the dawn of the next generation of online flight simulation.

VATCAN has prepared a training series to help you prepare for the launch. Check it out here :

What is Audio for VATSIM?

Audio for VATSIM is an innovative new technology for our voice communication which features:

State of the art voice quality - a brand new Opus-based voice codec with optional realistic distortion, white noise, VHF and HF simulation
Reduced delay - up to 80% reduction in latency, making busy frequencies more realistic and manageable
Range simulation - transceivers set up as per real ATC positions, with signal strength dependent on distance and altitude
Customisable technology - this upgrade paves the way for future amazing development by the community.
This is the biggest technological change for the VATSIM community in many years, and is being rolled out across all pilot and ATC clients. In order to implement this change, we must do two things that have never been done before on the network. First, we must take the entire network offline for maintenance for a short period. Secondly, after the downtime, all VATSIM members will need to have updated their ATC and pilot clients to be compatible with the new infrastructure.

How will the launch work?

At 2000z on Sunday 13th October 2019, all VATSIM servers will be taken offline to begin the migration to our new infrastructure. VATSIM users should ensure that their flights and ATC sessions have concluded by this time. During this period, all other VATSIM services may also be subject to some downtime.

The network will remain offline for a period of 24 hours, although a limited number of connections are likely to be allowed before this time whilst we embed the new servers. To be safe, our members should not plan any flights or ATC sessions prior to 2000z on Monday 14th October. If the downtime needs to be extended beyond this time for any reason, we will announce this as quickly as possible.

How do I prepare for the launch?

Every VATSIM member will need to update their pilot and ATC clients and, in some cases, will need to download a small standalone app to run alongside the client whilst our developers work to integrate Audio for VATSIM natively into their software. We have created a website to guide you through the steps you need to take, whichever client you are currently using.

I need help preparing my client for this upgrade

We’ve launched a support forum and Discord server as the official places to get support. You can also post on our Facebook group or local facility forums to ask for help from fellow members of the community.

If I’m using FSInn or Squawkbox, do I need to upgrade to a new client to use Audio for VATSIM?

Following feedback from the community, the team have made arrangements for Audio for VATSIM to be compatible with these clients, although you’ll still need to follow the instructions posted shortly to install a standalone client before the switchover. That said, FSInn and Squawkbox will cease to be supported in the coming months as we make other enhancements (increasing the refresh rate) to VATSIM, so you are strongly recommended to use this opportunity to upgrade to a more modern client.

How do I find out more about the technical details?

The Audio for VATSIM website contains a knowledge base which includes a full manual of the principles of operation for Audio for VATSIM, as well as other documentation which you may find useful.


On behalf of the whole VATSIM community, thank you for being a part of this network and we can’t wait to see you on the scopes and in the skies enjoying this whole new level of immersion.
News / VATSIM Maintenance Shutdown!
« Last post by Philip Dowling on October 10, 2019, 03:33:06 PM »

Just a reminder, at 2000z on Sunday 13th October, all VATSIM servers will be taken offline.  This is to begin the migration to our new infrastructure which will include the software and servers for Audio for VATSIM. 

Please all ensure you are completed with your flights and controlling sessions before this time!

Keep in mind that during this time period, other VATSIM services may be affected.

The network will remain offline for a period of 24 hours.  It may be possible that servers may come up early, but to be safe, we suggest you do not plan any flights or ATC sessions prior to 2000z on Monday 14th October.  If there is an extension to the downtime, it will be communicated as quickly as possible.

And remember, Monday is Moncton Mondays!  And we know the Moncton folks have a very special event planned for you all to come have fun on the east coast with a new, crystal clear voice system :)

Thank you all for your continued support!
Screenshots / N93012 B-17 Crash At Bradley Intl
« Last post by Jacques Lauzon on October 06, 2019, 09:49:22 AM »
Hi, it deserve to be watched: ATC Recordings October 2 2019:

News / Re: Audio for VATSIM Live October 14th!
« Last post by Travis Chan on October 03, 2019, 09:16:11 AM »
Further to the release news, the team working on it wanted this information disseminated down to members:

Due to several technical and procedural issues that cannot be solved before launch we have had to make ta decision to simplify things before launch. Pseudo positions will not be injected into FSD at launch. Although the AFV-VCSS panel will allow controllers to monitor and transmit on different frequencies, additional positions will not be visible to other controllers or pilot clients. Wed advise larger sectors to use the simplex coupling mode/Single Frequency Coupling Mode to operate many transceivers on a single frequency

AFC does not have a capability to work with sweatbox, we therefore advise sweatbox sessions take place on teamspeak or another medium as seem to be the norm for a lot of sweatbox sessions nowadays anyway
News / Audio for VATSIM Live October 14th!
« Last post by Philip Dowling on September 30, 2019, 01:46:53 AM »
Hi Everyone

As you may have seen from your email or from the VATSIM site, AFV (Audio for VATSIM) will be launching on October 14th.

I would like to point you to some resources for information around this wonderful development.

In the first link you will notice some links for support forums and also a discord server.  Please have a careful read through these if you encounter issues. 

While many details are still underway, I am sure there will be a number of divisional staff and FIR staff who will be able to assist during the launch if you encounter issues. 

As many of you who have been in the beta will already know, and for anyone who has not been in the beta.  This represents a year of concerted effort by a large number of folks led by Gary Oliver on the Development team, Matthew Cianfarani and his network team and a host of other folks (who I will not attempt to name) who have put in some serious hours in getting this huge development to us.  All of which deserve our most sincere thanks and efforts.  So please make use of these resources, read up on what is needed for the transition from your part.  If you need any help please let your FIR or Divisional staff know and we will be happy to help!

More information will be incoming, I am sure, as the date approaches and I look forwards to hearing you all, with remarkable clarity and realism, in the very near future!

Server Outage Reports / Re: certificate expired
« Last post by Kolby Dunning on September 27, 2019, 06:37:37 PM »
It appears the issue has been resolved.
News / Re: Final AFV Beta Test in Canada
« Last post by Jeff McMillan on September 27, 2019, 04:55:17 PM »
Haven't heard from any Event Coordinators or FIR chiefs except for CZQM.

Please get back to me ASAP
Server Outage Reports / certificate expired
« Last post by Kolby Dunning on September 27, 2019, 10:23:49 AM »

It appears that the certificate expired this morning, or there is something wrong on my end.
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